Biala, a village in Rzeszów powiat, 4 km. from Tyczyn, with an area of 1,279 mórgs, 190 houses, 1,155 inhabitants; there is a Latin-rite parish in Slocina and a Greek Catholic parish in Zalesie; it has a branch people's school, a gmina loan society, and a brewing factory. It lies on the powiat highway from Rzeszów to Blazowa.
Source: Slownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego - Warsaw [1880, vol. 1, p. 171]
This translation, by William F. Hoffman, first appeared in the Winter 2000 issue of "Bulletin of the Polish Genealogical Society of America".